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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Darin Younce, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. 65-6 corvette coupe 350HP 327. 56 or 57 nomad (both?) 40 ford deluxe coupe( they had to be cheap then). 56 crown Victoria, Do i have any money left?
     
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  2. Hnstray
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    Very likely. There is no direct relationship between the equivalent of dollar valuation and the appreciation of market value of a specific item over time.

    Ray
     
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  3. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    56 Lincoln Continental, Black with AC..
     
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  4. 56sedandelivery
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    Well, given those parameters, I'd buy several (if that was possible then) 1956 Chevrolet's, including a 245 HP, 265, 56 Corvette and swap in a 4 speed, and then a Model 150, Handyman Wagon. Always wanted one of each. Of course, a 40's Willys Coupe would be high on the list also. OR, I'd bribe an admissions panel and get into medical school; my problem is, I hate math, and you have to score high on math. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  5. slowmotion
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    $10K in '66, I'd buy every 1962 Belair bubbletop I could find. And not just the 409s, any drive train. Once bitten...:(
     
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  6. I would consider buying 4, 1936 Auburn Roadsters leaving enough to buy a a couple other cars. As far as the 65 Cobra , they sold for around 7500 in 65 , that would leave enough for some other driver . Imagine the value of a mint 65 Cobra with zero miles, you could name your price.
     
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  7. I would buy 100 32 Pines winterfronts. Better yet I would borrow another 5k and buy a new Ferrari 275 gtb.


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  8. 49ratfink
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    this question would have better answers if the money aspect were left out.
    lots of variables. can we go back more than once to different years? look through your Hot Rod magazine stash and see when your favorite notable cars were being sold. I'd go buy the Ayala/Barris Dan Langdon 1949 Chevrolet, then go buy the Sam Barris Merc from Sam Barris.

    wonder if I would have enough left for a 66 427 Corvette?
     
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  9. 283 ounces of gold


    Today value $466,000
     
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  10. RJP
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    Three bank foreclosure multi-family dwellings. Oops, been there done that. But I'd be happy to let history repeat itself.
     
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  11. leon bee
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    Trouble with those Cobras is I'd be afraid to take it out in traffic. Back in those days, there was a 40 Packard coupe for sale near where I was working. One of them with the golf clubs door. It looked great, was cheap but completely out of my reach. Later I decided bank robbery might have been justified.
     
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  12. Marty Strode
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    Jim, didn't Ford call it "refrigeration" in '56 ?
     
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  13. Marty Strode
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    How about this one ? A friend of mine recently bought it, and is coming to visit, I bet he will let me drive ! X-51-1.jpg
     
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  14. Ericnova72
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    My answer too - 427 SC, or maybe a used Ferrari 250 GT that's worth $7-8 million today.
     
  15. wicarnut
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    My Shelby Cobra story. A good friend of my from racing, around 1980 or 81 purchased a 427 roadster, aluminum body, 2x4s, the real deal, believe total production 427 cars was 66 cars, for 8K. What a wicked ride it was, I've only drove/rode in 2 cars on the street that wicked/fast, that Cobra and a another buddy from racing, his Dodge Viper. Paul and I were sitting at a car show in fall, our racing season done with his Cobra and a man kept making offers to buy it and when he hit 12K, Paul sold it, happy with 4K profit, owned it 4 months. As the years passed by and the Cobra's hit 1 million at Barrett Jackson, we all know the story, That's the car he should have kept. so many things from the past, if I only had that magic crystal ball. My deal 0% foresite, 100% hindsight.
     
  16. fabricator john
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    every vw barndoor bus ( 49-55) i can get my hands on and wall em up in a building ,, google,,, scary money.. in the early mid 60s they were a few hundred bux .... 10k worth ,,id be spelling my name MR. fabricator john with 2 R's
     
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  17. I had a '64 409 Bisquit that I gave 1200 for on about '75 or '76. I have certainly owned faster cars since then but it was fun and I would like to own it again. The other 8800 dollars would make for good traveling money. :D
     
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  18. belair
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    My brain says Cobra, my heart says 425/4 speed dual quad GS Riviera. Or a house.
     
  19. paul philliup
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    1966 Crown Imperial Convertible loaded and a 1966 Sport Fury Convertible 4speed like I had in high school.
     
  20. DFH-GMC
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    As many of these as I could

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  21. Flathead Dave
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    A simple 1964 Malibu SS
     
  22. DDDenny
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    Anything with a 327/350 hp.
     
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  23. Here's a story that will make you sick, My ex father in law bought a 68 Shelby GT 500 new, my understanding was he never let his kids ride in it , the back seat was never sat in. About a month before I met his daughter, he sold the car for $1200.00. Said it had 31.000 miles . I saw pics so he was telling truth about car. Honestly , he was one on these guys that didn't keep up with values of cars. He was not a hot rodder at all and he really didn't know what he had.
     
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  24. Bandit Billy
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    Ferrari 250 GTO. Sold new for $18,000 in '62 so I figure by '65 or '66 you could grab one off the corner lot with a few miles on it and bald tires for a smooth $10k. One sold at BJ recently for $48.4 million so I think I would have made out fine. While I'm at it, Christie Brinkley sitting along side me in the GTO would be a nice add. I'd go Ferris Bueller all over that fantasy. Oh, yeah!
     
  25. quick85
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    A red '65 Impala with a 327, 4 speed, 3:73 gears, black interior with a bench seat.
    My hands down number one pick.
     
  26. das858
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    I would buy 2 aluminum front end '64 Plymouth's , and a car hauler like Sox and Martin , Prudomme ,Petty had .
     
  27. bobkatrods
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    from aledo tx

    Linda Vaughn and the Hurst Olds
     
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  28. Bearing Burner
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    Been there done that, bought leftover 67 Corvette Coupe November of '67 for $5500. 350HP 4 speed posi.
     
  29. jimmy six
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    I believe they did Marty. I remember a friends folk have a GM car with it and they called Frigidaire equipped.
     
  30. jimmy six
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    L-79..... best SBC in mind anyway.
     

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